Miuccia Prada, fashion designer and youngest grand-daughter of Prada’s founder Mario Prada, notably said, “What people sometimes interpret as quirky is my attempt to subvert the concept of luxury by introducing elements that are considered ordinary or commonplace…”
Over the last century, Prada has represented all that is sophisticated and revolutionary about Italian design. Founded in 1913, Prada quickly obtained prestige amongst European aristocrats, and in 1919, the brand became the luxury supplier to the Italian Royal Family.
Prada’s history is filled with beautiful designs, family, and intelligent business decisions such as a long-lasting partnership with Patrizio Bertelli, and affiliation with several successful lines including: Fendi, Helmut Lang, Jil Sander, Church & Company, and Miu Miu.
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Minimalist Parisian charm for the everyday woman reigns the chic brand, Céline. Since its beginning in 1945 as a Paris-based children’s custom shoe shop, the Céline brand has transformed into one of the world’s most desired labels.
Design headed by Madame Céline until 1997, the brand has since been revived by multiple renowned designers including: Michael Kors, Roberto Menichetti, Ivana Omazic, and now, Phoebe Philo, whose designs continue to captivate on the runway, red carpet, and the streets.
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Before the Wright Brothers were the first in flight and Karl Friedrich Benz engineered the first petrol automobile, travelers in horse-drawn carriages, boats, and trains longed to find durable yet stylish trunks to accompany them on their travels. When 16-year-old Louis Vuitton began working with admired custom box-maker, Monsieur Maréchal, in 1837, his craft quickly obtained high-regards amongst Parisian travelers.
After 17-years of customizing boxes and trunks at Monsieur Maréchal’s Parisian atelier, Vuitton opened his own shop near the Place Vendome. Today, the monogrammed “LV” and Damier collections continue to be some of the most coveted luxury handbags and luggage around the world.
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Featured Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Brown Monogram Canvas Tote Bag: http://bit.ly/1dP7EEG
Out with the old and in with Pantone’s color of the year: Radiant Orchid! We’ve been inspired by the endless hues of this year’s enticing and confident color. From Hermès to Nancy Gonzalez, you can spot 2014’s color in an array of gorgeous totes, shoulder bags, clutches, and jewelry at Portero.com.
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Right out of the box — one of the pristine black Birkins that you can find on Portero.
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Never has a bag had a more apropos than the Louis Vuitton Neverfull. Seriously, the bag carries anything and everything — up to 200 lbs worth for the GM size. Since being introduced in 2007, it has become a classic work to weekend bag. We love it in everything from classic monogram to the limited editions. Bonus: The style is reversible.
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The Hermès Birkin HAC is short for Haut à Courroies, which means high belts in French. These Birkins are slightly taller with shorter straps. Designed in late 1800s, they were designated for transporting riding gear. Today, the larger bags are ideal for travel. Bon weekend!
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The double flap got its name for a reason — there are two closures. Inside, you’ll find rich burgundy leather that connects back to Coco. The mademoiselle grew up in an orphanage and the color echoes the orphans’ uniforms.
A vision in white: A Hermès Bolide in leather and toile.
The Louis Vuitton Multicolore collection looks like summer on a bag.